Having finished reading through the book of Proverbs, certain themes stood out to me. Perhaps they stood out because they are dominant themes from the writer. Perhaps they stood out because these are areas in which God is teaching me. Perhaps they stood out because they related so well to the times in which we live.
Prodigal pilgrims know well what it is to fall. But thanks be to God, we know what it means to rise again.
An eternal future awaits those who fear God. What he will provide is far superior to what sinners may possess today.
Dictionaries close out each year by choosing a word of the year. This year these words were chosen by various influential dictionaries: post-truth (Oxford), surreal (Merriam-Webster), and xenophobia (dictionary.com). In a twist to this tradition, I am proposing a word for the upcoming year. My choice is a word that has been bouncing around in my mind for a little while. That word is conviction. It is a word previous generations of believers used on a regular basis. Perhaps we use it less today because we have become less convictional in our faith and living.
I am intrigued by the postures people assume when they talk to God. In an earlier article, I detailed six prayer postures we would do well to emulate. As important as these postures are, they serve merely to reflect the posture of our hearts before God.